The United States ranks low in basic proficiency language and numeracy skills in a survey of 24 countries, even though its citizens are comparatively highly educated.
Talk of a new accreditor for emerging course providers or even individual courses heats up, as experts describe how the idea might take shape.
Gainful employment rewrite kicks off with rule-making session, but consensus appears unlikely as negotiators are far apart on day one.
President George W. Bush's education secretary got slammed when her commission proposed a new accountability regime for higher education. She responds to the new president's ideas, and academe's reactions to it.
Amid news of a federal investigation, previously unreleased documents offer glimpse into accreditor's scrutiny of an online partnership between a for-profit company and a nonprofit university.
Average ACT scores are the lowest they've been in five years. English and reading scores dropped the most from last year.
Competency-based education takes a major step forward in its challenge to seat time as College for America awards its first degree.
Northern Arizona University rolls out competency-based degrees, which will come with a new form of transcripts.
Next wave of student learning assessments from testing firms could be boon for employers and competency-based education.
Ashford University earns approval from the Western accreditor on its second try, after making a wide range of changes, some of them painful.
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